Germany wins Davis Cup tie against Australia

first_imgJokic hits go-ahead triple, Nuggets take down Warriors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s tough to go out there and not be able to put in your best performance.” He also returned well, getting many of Kyrgios’s thunderbolts back in play and then winning the battle from the back of the court.“It’s awesome, it’s an amazing feeling and without my teammates it wouldn’t have been possible,” Zverev said.“Obviously we’re happy but hopefully this is just the beginning for us.”Kyrgios went into the match full of expectation after an impressive win over Jan-Lennard Struff in Friday’s opening singles.Zverev, on the other hand, had looked out of touch on Friday and was pushed for almost four hours before seeing off 18-year-old Alex de Minaur in five sets.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ But following the Germans’ win in the doubles on Saturday to give them a 2-1 lead, all the pressure was on Kyrgios, who had to win to keep the tie alive.The mercurial Australian opened brilliantly, holding his serve to love much to the delight of the boisterous home crowd.But that was almost as good as it got for the Australian team, as Kyrgios lost two of his next three service games to surrender the opening set in just 23 minutes.Kyrgios appeared troubled by an elbow problem in the first set and it became more noticeable in the second, the Australian often shaking his right arm between points.He served better in the second set, firing down eight aces, but at 4-3 he had a medical timeout for treatment on his arm.The Australian continued to serve well and had two set points on Zverev’s serve at 6-5, but the German saved both then played a superb tiebreak to take a stranglehold on the rubber.Once Zverev broke to go ahead 3-1 the result was never really in doubt and at 2-5, Kyrgios was broken again to give Germany the tie. Kyrgios said he felt a problem with his elbow after Friday’s match.“It obviously affected me a lot,” a downcast Kyrgios said.“My serve is my biggest strength — I mean I thought he played great today — but my serve was not really there and that affects the rest of my game.center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “(To win) against a very strong Australian team makes us very confident for the next round, for the upcoming years,” German captain Michael Kohlmann said.“We showed we have a lot of good players, a lot of strong players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We showed that we are able to go further than this.”Zverev served beautifully throughout, only facing two break points in the match, both at the end of the second set and both of which he saved. FILE – Germany’s Tim Puetz, right, plays a shot past Australia’s Matt Ebden, left, in the doubles match between Germany and Australia at the Davis Cup World Group first round in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Feb.3, 2018. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)German number one Alexander Zverev beat Nick Kyrgios in straight sets to give his country a 3-1 win over Australia in their Davis Cup World Group tie in Brisbane on Sunday.Zverev produced some superb tennis to down Kyrgios 6-2, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 in one hour, 48 minutes and put Germany into a quarter-final against either Spain or Great Britain.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Prime Minister Calls for More Support of MSMEs

first_imgStory Highlights “There is great liquidity in the system to invest. But sometimes it is also lack of information… about the quality (and) value of, for example, working capital. They do, however, have more information and well developed polices and regulations around motor vehicle ownership, which may explain why banks are more willing to take the risk on the consumer asset than on a commercial asset, such as working capital,” the Prime Minister said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says private financial institutions should provide more support for business development, particularly micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs). Mr. Holness’ comments come against the background of what he says is the seeming reluctance by some banks to provide access to credit and other resources for businesses which “are good (entities) in and of themselves.” Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says private financial institutions should provide more support for business development, particularly micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs).Mr. Holness’ comments come against the background of what he says is the seeming reluctance by some banks to provide access to credit and other resources for businesses which “are good (entities) in and of themselves.”“There is great liquidity in the system to invest. But sometimes it is also lack of information… about the quality (and) value of, for example, working capital. They do, however, have more information and well developed polices and regulations around motor vehicle ownership, which may explain why banks are more willing to take the risk on the consumer asset than on a commercial asset, such as working capital,” the Prime Minister said.He was speaking at Friday’s (April 27) closing ceremony for the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Innovation Grant from New Ideas to Entrepreneurship (IGNITE) Programme pilot, at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston.Mr. Holness pointed out that as a result of Government polices now in place, there has been an increase in financial institutions’ support for business development.“We are seeing a greater trend of banks supporting businesses. Commercial and industrial lending is increasing at a noticeably significant rate, and I am very happy for that,” he said, citing this as pivotal to spurring economic growth.The Prime Minister contended, however, that for sustainable growth to occur, “lending has to (further) increase to the medium-size, small and micro enterprises, in particular.”“One of the things that we have to do is to support informal businesses in becoming formalized (by helping them) to develop business plans and getting regularized with, for example, the tax authorities,” he said.Mr. Holness said doing so will bridge the information gap on businesses encountered by financial institutions in several instances, “because for banks to take the risk on your business, they need to know about you.”“When you are formalized, when you are registered and compliant, then banks are able to better assess the risk that they are taking,” he said.Mr. Holness emphasised that the key to generating economic growth is channelling support for the private sector.“The engine of growth is the private sector. But when we say private sector, we tend to believe that the private sector is only (the) big businesses. The truth is that the private sector is really the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. They drive growth,” he added.The DBJ, through IGNITE, enables Jamaican entrepreneurs, particularly MSMEs with innovative business ideas, to access grant funds to develop and commercialize their products and services.The bank provided funding of between $1 million and $4 million to 27 entrepreneurs under IGNITE’s 18-month pilot phase, for which $75 million was budgeted.Phase two was also launched at the ceremony.last_img read more

Walk The Red Carpet With Will Smith And Help The Cesar Millan

first_imgIt does not get any bigger than walking the red carpet with superstar Will Smith AND what some call the royal family of Hollywood – or perhaps you’re just looking forward to M. Night Shyamalan’s new action-packed film, After Earth, starring none other than Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith!Omaze.com is now offering Smith Family fans everywhere the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be the biggest star in Hollywood and walk the red carpet alongside Will Smith and his family. For this week only, you get the chance to fly out to New York City on May 29th (hotel and airfare included) to walk the red carpet with Hollywood’s favorite family and attend the premiere of their new movie, After Earth.Here’s how it’s possible – Omaze.com offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefiting a social cause. By visiting Omaze.com, you’ll make a $5 donation to enter for your chance to meet the Smith Family, benefiting the The Cesar Millan Foundation, where every dollar you donate helps save the lives of shelter dogs.Now, what are you waiting for? Act fast because the contest closes THIS FRIDAY, May 17th, 2013.last_img read more

Womens gymnastics No 19 Ohio State brings home a win against Rutgers

Harrison posted a 9.750 on her first time on floor after being out all season for the event due to a preseason hip injury. Junior Alexis Mattern takes her turn on the uneven bars at St. John Arena on Feb. 4. Credit: Megan Russell | Lantern reporter The meet result in victory for the OSU women, but coach Carey Fagan said that she didn’t take the win for granted. The Ohio State women’s gymnastics team brought home a big win in their co-ed meet against Rutgers after a two-meet losing streak. For their third win of the season, the Buckeyes posted a final score of 195.775-194.300 over the Scarlet Knights. “At first I felt bad because Janelle got hurt, so I never want to see my teammates hurt,” said Harrison. “But my coach asked me ‘So how do you feel about it?’ and I said ‘Oh, I’m so excited. I’m ready.’” The Buckeyes claimed a shutout for the meet, placing first in every event. Junior Alexis Matter earned a career-best for yet another meet in a row of 39.400 to take first for the all-around. At the half point of the meet, the Buckeyes still held the lead over the Scarlet Knights with an overall score of 97.800. In the fourth and final event, Mattern tied her career-high of 9.925 to earn first for floor. A last minute lineup change was made right before the start of the rotation where Harrison stepped in place of sophomore Janelle McClelland. The OSU women started strong on vault, tallying a 49.025. Mattern posted a 9.825 to place first overall for the event. “I was happy with how the team responded,” Fagan said. “We had a couple of bad landings on vault and that can sometimes shake a team and their confidence, and we needed to make a couple of lineup changes towards the end, but they seemed to really handle it. Sometimes you have a mistake and everybody kind of folds, but this team was pretty mentally tough, so I’m happy overall.” The OSU women’s gymnastics team will travel to University Park next next Saturday, Feb 11 for a dual meet against Penn State. In the second rotation on uneven bars, freshman Olivia Aepli and Mattern led the tea, both scoring 9.825 to tie for first overall. Sophomore Kaitlyn Hoflland missed the stick, falling on the dismount to tally the team low-score of 8.875 for the night. “Today I had my teammates in front of me, I had my teammates behind me when I was going,” Mattern said. “So that really just gave me the strength and the positive energy to just go out and do the best that I could do.” The team gained momentum in the third rotation on balance beam earning a 48.900 for the event. Junior Taylor Harrison posted a 9.878 to take first for the event. read more

Carlos Hyde lightens Braxton Millers rushing load for Ohio State

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ohio State has had one elite runner since the beginning of the season. Now, it looks like the Buckeyes might have two. Braxton Miller carried the majority of the load for the Buckeye offense through OSU’s first five games, tallying 577 yards on the ground while adding 933 yards in the air. The sophomore quarterback was by far the biggest threat in OSU’s running game. Miller carried the ball 90 times through five games, with no other Buckeye totaling more than 40 carries in that same span. The carries didn’t come easily for Miller, though, as the now-Heisman candidate took a number of hits, some of which caused him to miss action. The bumps and bruises Miller attained had many people – including players and coaches within the Buckeye program – calling for someone on the OSU offense, specifically a running back, to give Miller some relief. Carlos Hyde answered that call over the last two games. The OSU junior running back has run for 296 yards on 50 attempts in the Buckeyes’ most recent two games. Hyde followed up a 28 carry, 140-yard performance against Nebraska on Oct. 6 with a 22 carry, 156-yard outing at Indiana Saturday. He has six total touchdowns – five rushing and one receiving – over the past two games. Hyde, who seemingly broke at least one tackle on every run he had Saturday, gave the credit for his burst onto the running game scene to the Buckeyes’ offensive line after OSU’s 52-49 victory against the Hoosiers. “You’ve got to thank those guys up front. They did their job. When they go, we go. So it was going pretty good today,” Hyde said. Hyde has taken some of the running-game load off Miller’s shoulders with his recent performances, but the Buckeyes’ quarterback is still running the ball. He’s running quite a bit, actually, and he should be, according to first-year coach Urban Meyer and Buckeye players. Miller totaled 23 rushing attempts for 149 yards and a score Saturday after running for 186 yards on 16 carries against Nebraska. He remains OSU’s most talented runner, according to his teammates. The difference between now and the first five games of the season, though, is that OSU’s rushing attack has gone from a single-handed, almost-heroic one-man effort to a two-headed monster. And that’s a major positive for Meyer, who had little to take away from the Buckeyes’ narrow victory at Indiana Saturday. “We are 7-0 and we ran the ball for 350 yards and had two guys really haul it running the ball (Saturday),” Meyer said. OSU didn’t get off to a great start against Indiana, as the Buckeyes trailed, 14-10, midway through the second quarter. The Buckeyes took control of the game by halftime and brought a 24-14 lead into the break. The OSU defense collapsed in the second half, allowing 35 points. It was runs from Miller and Hyde that allowed OSU to hang on to win. Miller had a 67-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Hyde added two scores of his own – the first, a 14-yard shovel pass, pushed OSU’s lead to 14 points and the second stretched the lead to 18. “They started off slow. But they came back, and came back in a flurry,” Meyer said. “The good thing is that I saw possession of time around 36 minutes. There are some real strong positives in (the running game) right now.” There are not only positives, but also historic numbers. Saturday night marked just the fifth time in OSU history – and the first time in 37 years – in which two players had 100-plus yard performances in back-to-back games. The last Buckeye players to match Miller’s and Hyde’s totals over the past two games were former running backs Archie Griffin and Pete Johnson in 1975. It’s probably safe to say that OSU has its running game rolling right now, and it is something that Buckeye players say will be very hard for opposing defenses to stop. “It’s weird. With coach Meyer, everyone thought we’d be throwing the ball everywhere but I would say we probably have one of the best rushing attacks in the country,” said OSU senior wide receiver Jake Stoneburner. “With Carlos and (redshirt sophomore running back Rod Smith) coming along pretty well, and then with Braxton probably being the best runner in the country, I’d say people have a lot to worry about with our rushing attack.” OSU is scheduled to return to action Saturday at noon against Purdue at Ohio Stadium. read more

Mens Basketball No 16 Ohio State ends home season with chance to

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) takes a shot in the second half against Indiana on Jan. 30 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIt would be an understatement to say No. 16 Ohio State had a bad week.The Buckeyes lost 79-56 to Penn State on Thursday, then fell 74-62 to Michigan on Sunday in back-to-back road games. The two losses dropped Ohio State from first place in the Big Ten to a tie with Purdue for second behind Michigan State with just two games remaining.With its Big Ten regular-season title hopes all but dashed, Ohio State (22-6, 11-3 Big Ten) will focus on bouncing back from the losses and gaining momentum heading into Big Ten tournament play in its its final home game of the season against Rutgers at 7 p.m. Tuesday.Projected StartersRutgers:G — Corey Sanders — Junior, 6-foot-2, 176 lbs., 14.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.1 apgG — Geo Baker — Freshman, 6-foot-4, 180 lbs., 10.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 0.9 apgG — Issa Thiam — Sophomore, 6-foot-10, 190 lbs., 7.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.6 apgF — Deshawn Freeman — Senior, 6-foot-7, 227 lbs., 11.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 0.9 apgC — Shaquille Doorson — Junior, 7-foot, 275 lbs., 2.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.2 apgOhio State: G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 12.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.9 apgF — Andre Wesson — Sophomore, 6-foot-6, 220 lbs., 2.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 19.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.6 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 10.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 apgAddressing recent strugglesThough Rutgers will bring one of the nation’s worst offenses to Columbus, this game will be pivotal for Ohio State to begin addressing issues highlighted in last week’s losses. The Buckeyes lost physical battles against both Penn State and Michigan. Penn State out-rebounded Ohio State 38-30. Michigan finished with a slight 26-25 defensive rebounding advantage, but also scored 32 points in the paint.Part of the Buckeyes’ issues stemmed from defending guards larger than their own. Penn State’s 6-foot-5, 204-pound guard Tony Carr dropped 30 points — including 4-for-8 from 3-point range — against Ohio State. The next game, Michigan’s 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman delivered 17 points, and 6-foot-4, 190-pound freshman Jordan Poole scored 15.Rutgers is fourth in the conference in offensive rebounding, the 30th-tallest team in the country and has relied on strong post play to generate the bulk of its scoring. Overall, 60.5 percent of its points have come from 2-pointers this season, the second-highest percentage in the country.The Scarlet Knights also have received the most out of their guards. Geo Baker and Corey Sanders are two of the highest point-scorers on the team. The two were the only players to score double-digits against Ohio State in the last meeting between the two teams on Jan. 14.It would seem like a concerning matchup for the Buckeyes if not for the team’s inept offense. The Scarlet Knights average the 20th-fewest points per game in the nation with the ninth-lowest field-goal percentage in the country.Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said going up against a good rebounding team and one that relies on interior scoring to win means his team will need to focus on what plagued it in the past two games.“When their guards are rolling and their bigs play off their guards really well, they make it for a difficult matchup,” Holtmann said. “It’s as physical a team as we probably play in the Big Ten I think. So I’m anxious to see how our guys respond to their physicality and length and rebounding ability.”Senior DayTuesday night will mark the final time seniors Jae’Sean Tate, Kam Williams and Andrew Dakich take the court at the Schottenstein Center as Buckeyes. There is also a chance it will be redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop’s final home game in Scarlet and Gray, if he forgoes his remaining year of eligibility to leave for the NBA draft.There will be a pregame ceremony for the seniors and Bates-Diop, and a chance for the players to address the fans after the game.Tate said his collegiate career has not flown by, but that his senior year has felt quicker than any other season despite the fact it could last longer than most other years due to the chance for extended postseason play.“Maybe that’s because we’re winning, having more fun than we have in a couple past years,” Tate said. “We’ve still got a good team coming in tomorrow, and we’ve still got to prepare for Indiana and make noise in the Big Ten tournament.” read more

New signing Lenglet very happy and proud to be Barcelona

New signing Lenglet very happy and proud to be Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona’s new signing Clement Lenglet has revealed he is happy and proud to have joined Barcelona on Thursday as the club activated the £31.7m release clause to complete a deal with him.The contract with Barcelona is a five-year contract. He scored four times in 54 appearances during his first season in Spain.“I now have the honour of living with the Barca shirt and playing in a team of stars. I’m very happy and proud. I’m ambitious but respectful of everyone. I’m going to learn a lot from them,” Lenglet told reporters via Sports Mole.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I want to play as much as possible. I’ll work every day to grow. I know there’s a lot of competition in my position, but I’m here to win trophies. I’m here to learn from everyone. I’m here to learn from Umtiti. It’s good for me that Barca have such good players.Lenglet’s five-year contract at Camp Nou also comes with a release clause of £265m.last_img read more

Inter Milan plan Vidal swoop

Inter Milan plan Vidal swoop

first_imgInter Milan are planning a sensational swoop for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, but they’ll have to sell a player to finance the €30m deal.The former Juventus midfielder looks set to leave the Bundesliga Champions this summer, three seasons after joining the club.Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio was recently spotted in Germany before flying out to meet owners Suning in China, and rumors are rife in Italy that Vidal is the number one target for midfield position.Manchester United have equally been linked to the Chilean player, but it seems their interest has waned since missing out on the midfielder.Ausilio was informed that the former Bianconero is worth around €30m, and it’s likely a sale will be needed to make the deal work financially.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Both Matias Vecino or Roberto Gagliardini could be sold in order to finance the move with the former heavily linked with Chelsea in recent weeks.Bayern have told Inter Milan that they have to pay €30m for Arturo Vidal. The Chilean is Inter’s number 1 target for midfield but the Italians will have to sell one player to make the deal work financially. Matias Vecino or Joao Mario could be sacrificed [Corriere dello Sport] pic.twitter.com/qjkIBgtrzu— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 22, 2018last_img read more

Pedro hails Alvaro Morata

Pedro hails Alvaro Morata

first_imgThe Chelsea footballer believes Morata is in good condition and played very good against Crystal Palace in the weekendChelsea footballer Pedro has stated his very happy at how well his teammate Alvaro Morata is playing, especially after the game against Crystal Palace.“The team worked very hard and I’m very happy to score a goal and get the three points because it’s very important for us to stay near the top and to continue in this way,” Pedro told Chelsea’s official website.“The team are playing very well, moving the ball with one or two touches, creating chances and winning games. The important thing for us is getting the three points but we just need to take it step by step and game by game.”Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We were in good condition, playing well and creating chances but a draw is different,” he added.“After, when Alvaro scored again, we controlled the game and moved the ball faster, I then scored the third and that was good.”“He’s in good condition and he had a very good performance,” Pedro added.“He has the mentality to score goals and help the team, that’s the best way for him.”last_img read more

Emery Victory can push Arsenal on in top four challenge

Emery Victory can push Arsenal on in top four challenge

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery was delighted to claim a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town today and hopes it will give his side a boost in their challenge for a top-four spot.The Gunners got off to a promising start at the Kirklees Stadium this evening with Alex Iwobi’s deflected goal handing them a deserved lead in the 16th-minute.Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross then found Alexandre Lacazette, who pulled off a tidy finish just before half-time for his 10th Premier League goal of the season.The French striker and Iwobi wasted opportunities to extend Arsenal’s lead in the second half with Saed Kolasinac’s own goal in stoppage time setting up a nervy ending.However, Arsenal held on to claim a badly needed victory that moves them within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United and level with Chelsea, who will face Manchester City on Sunday, in fifth.Speaking afterwards, Emery hailed the significance of the three points today and voiced his confidence over Arsenal’s prospects of finishing in the top four this season in the Premier League.“It was very important, this victory, it is three points for us to be closer to the top four, and our target is this,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“Knowing we need to take the regularity at home and away, and today this victory I think can give us confidence and the possibility to continue our target in the Premier League.”He added: “It is game 26 and there is a one-point difference between Manchester United and us. If we ask if it’s easy or difficult for us then I think it’s difficult, but we can [do it].Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“On game 26 we are on our way. Our motivation is very great and every player wants to [work hard] in every match and have regularity and consistency in the Premier League in 38 matches, and now we are getting close to our target and to the other teams.”Kolasinac’s own goal denied Arsenal a fifth clean sheet in the Premier League this season.Emery’s side have conceded the most goals of the top six teams in the league at 37 and are currently down in 17th-place in the clean sheets tally with leaders Liverpool having collected 14 in comparison.“Yes, but we won. The clean sheet is important but above all is to win,” said Emery.“We can take a clean sheet and draw only. We spoke before with the team and we said that above all it is important to win and take individual targets also.“The most important thing is to score one more goal than them, and after that, a clean sheet.“But I think every player worked very well, and in the last action unfortunately for us they scored, and maybe they deserved it.”Arsenal will next face BATE Borisov in the first leg of their Round of 32 Europa League tie on Thursday.HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 09: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Arsenal FC at John Smith’s Stadium on February 9, 2019 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)last_img read more

New Crime Reform Laws Have Started Heres What You Need To Know

New Crime Reform Laws Have Started Heres What You Need To Know

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The new criminal justice reform legislation has gone into effect. House Bill 49 was signed into law by Governor Mike Dunleavy and addresses the many gaps created by SB 91 in Alaska’s criminal statutes. Disorderly Conduct– disorderly conduct remains a class b misdemeanor, but for a first offense, a term of imprisonment shall not exceed 72 hours. All subsequent offenses up to 10 days.Pretrial:Keeps current Pretrial Services Program except – Removes presumption of release from the risk assessment tool. Discretion is given back to the judge.Adds language that a person may request a bail review hearing based on inability to pay only if the person can show that they made a good faith effort to post required bail. House Bill 49 was a collaborative effort with the Governor, the State of Alaska Public Safety Team, law enforcement officers, victims of crime and advocacy groups, prosecutors, and a bipartisan group of Legislators.From the Govenors’ office is a summary of the changes:Sex Offenses:Sexual Assault in the Second and Third Degree –  Changes the required mental state from “knowing” to “reckless” when the offender engages in penetration (sexual assault in the second degree) and sexual contact (sexual assault in the third degree) with a victim who is mentally incapable, incapacitated, or unaware that the sexual act is being committed.Sexual Abuse of a Minor Sentencing – Makes sexual abuse of a minor in the third degree a sexual felony when there is a 6 year age difference, thus increasing the sentencing range from 0-2 to 2-12 years.Indecent Exposure – Makes indecent exposure when the offender masturbates in the presence of an adult a class C felony and a class B felony if the offender masturbates in the presence of a person under 16 years of age.Unlawful Exploitation of a Minor – Makes unlawful exploitation of a minor an unclassified felony if the person has been previously convicted of exploitation of a minor or the victim is under 13 years of age.  Unlawful exploitation of a minor is currently a class B felony upon the first conviction and a class A felony if the person has been previously convicted.Presumptive Sex Offense Sentencing – Clarifies that any prior felony counts as a prior felony for presumptive sentencing purposes in sex cases. This means prior felonies, even when they are a non-sex felony, trigger an increased presumptive range for a sex offense.Out Of State Sex Offender Registration – Requires anyone convicted of a registerable sex offense in another state to register in Alaska if they are present in the Alaska.Indecent Viewing – Makes indecent viewing or production of a picture of a child and production of a picture of an adult a registerable sex offense and sentenced as a sexual felony. Conduct involving the viewing of a picture of an adult would be a class A misdemeanor.Soliciting Sex From A Minor – Deletes “online” from the crime of “online enticement of a minor” making any solicitation of a minor for sex a B felony.Unwanted Images Of Genitalia – Makes repeatedly sending unsolicited and unwanted images of genitalia to another person harassment in the second degree (B misdemeanor).Marriage Defense to Sexual Assault – Repeals marriage as a defense to sexual assault except in cases where there is consent and the conduct is illegal due to the nature of the relationship but-for the marriage (probation officer/probationer, peace officer/person in custody, DJJ officer/person 18 or 19 an under the jurisdiction of the Division of Juvenile Justice).Drug Possession and Distribution:Drug Possession – Makes it a felony to possess the most dangerous controlled substances upon the second conviction. (i.e., heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, PCP, etc.). A 10-year look back period is added for drug offenses.Drug Distribution – Returns distribution of most dangerous drugs to class B and A felonies from the current C and B levels and removes quantity as an element.Methamphetamine Manufacturing and Distribution – Re-enacts the statutes combating methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution.Classification and Sentencing:A Misdemeanor Sentencing – Remove 30-day presumptive sentence for A misdemeanors and returns discretion to judges to impose 0-365 days.  Also increases the sentencing range for B misdemeanors from 0-10 days to 0-90 days.Threats – Creates a generalized terroristic threatening statute to address threats of harm even when not a false threat such as school shootings.Felony sentences – Increases felony sentencing from current law: Probation Lengths – Increases the maximum probation length for sex felonies to 25 years and 10 years for all other offenses.Failure to Appear – Removes the 30 day grace period for FTA to ensure better enforcement for defendants appearing in court for the hearings, including trial.DUI Mandatory EM for 1st – Eliminates electronic monitoring or house arrest as being mandatory for 1st DUI returning discretion back to the commissioner of the department of corrections.ASPIN Use At Grand Jury – Allows APSIN (rap sheet) to be used at grand jury when an element of the offense requires proof of prior convictions.Involuntary Commitments – Requires the Alaska Court System to transmit information regarding involuntary commitments that have occurred since January 1, 2011 to the Department of Public Safety. Driving While License Suspended– allows for first-time incidents involving an administrative suspension will be a violation. The sentence for subsequent administrative suspension and all court revocations will remain a class A misdemeanor. Increase Use of Video-Teleconferencing – Encourages the use of videoconferencing for all pretrial court hearings.Treatment While Out on Pretrial Release – Caps the amount of jail credit that can be awarded to a defendant who does treatment while on pretrial release at 365 days.Probation and Parole:Caps on Sanctions for Technical Violations and Absconding – Repeals the caps on the sanctions for technical violations (currently 3, 5, and 10 days for the first three violations respectively) and absconding (up to 30 days). Returns discretion to judges and the parole board to impose a sanction appropriate for the offender, the type of violation, and the underlying offense.Earned Compliance Credits –Reduces the accrual to 1/3 of their probation or parole time and prohibits sex offenders, unclassified offenders, those convicted of felony crimes against a person, and a domestic violence crime against a person from participating in the program.Early Termination Of Probation And Parole – Returns to a true recommendation of the probation or parole officer instead of a mandated recommendation after 1 or 2 years without violation.Discretionary Parole– requires that the board consider suitability for parole of a prisoner who is eligible for discretionary parole if the prisoner had no disciplinary action imposed during incarceration. However, if the prisoner did have disciplinary action imposed, they would then have to apply to be considered for discretionary parole. This returns discretion to the board for those whose behavior while incarcerated may indicate a danger to themselves or the public if released.Parole Eligibility – Returns to restricting what crimes are eligible for discretionary parole. Makes the following crimes ineligible:Non-sex class A felonies (Robbery 1, Assault 1, Arson 1, Escape 1, MIW 1)B felonies if the person had one or more prior felony convictions; ***except for manslaughterC felonies if the person had two or more prior felony convictions; andB and C sex felonies (Sexual Assault 2, Sexual Abuse of a Minor 2, Distribution of Child Pornography).Note:  Unclassified and class A sex felonies have always been ineligible for discretionary parole. Parole Release Presumptions – Returns discretion to the parole board by eliminating a presumption of release.Good Time For Electronic Monitoring – Eliminate reduction of sentence using good time calculation while on electronic monitoringFor more information about HB 49, click here:http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/31?Root=HB%20%2049last_img read more

HPD West Houston Shooter Discharged Rifle More Than 200 Times

HPD West Houston Shooter Discharged Rifle More Than 200 Times

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:28 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Facebook/Dionisio GarzaDionisio Garza was an army veteran from California.Authorities have confirmed Sunday’s West Houston shooter was 25-year-old Dionisio Garza, a U.S. Army veteran, who arrived from California on Saturday to visit friends and look for work.Houston Police Department Lt. John McGalin said the first call came in at 10:15 Sunday morning.“Our officers were dispatched at 10:17. They arrived five minutes later. At 11:10, the threat was eliminated,” he said.He said a police sniper shot and killed Garza from a residence more than 100 yards away after the shooter killed one man and wounded three bystanders, two officers and an armed resident, John Wilson, who tried to confront him.Police previously identified that man as a second suspect.Acting Chief Martha Montalvo said in active shooter situations, residents are urged to shelter in place.“What (Wilson) did was very brave, but officers are trained in these active shooter situations, and obviously he wasn’t able to engage,” she said. “He was outgunned and probably outmaneuvered and, as far as his tactical training, wasn’t at the same speed as our suspect. Just call the police and let us do what we have to do, and not put yourself in a situation where you become a victim.”Florian MartinHPD homicide Lt. John McGalin says Dionisio Garza fired 212 rounds from an AR-15 assault weapon, injuring six. He killed one man with a pistol.McGalin said Garza fired 212 rounds from an AR-15 military-style rifle, including at passing vehicles, patrol cars and even a police helicopter.And he had more ammo in a backpack.Montalvo said police destroyed the bag because they weren’t sure if it posed a threat.“We, in essence, blew it up. It should have been collected. It was not,” she said. “There was an assumption made by two different units that the other was going to take care of that. Obviously, that will not occur again.”She said HPD is still interviewing witnesses and processing evidence.Apparently, Garza suffered from depression, but McGalin said they have not determined a motive, and there seems to be no connection between the shooter and his victims or the location he chose.last_img read more

Rowing Hosts Junior Day on March 3

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville rowing will host its annual Junior Day event on Sunday, March 3 at the G. Garvin Brown III Rowing Center on River Road in downtown Louisville. The event will allow prospective student-athletes to learn more about the Cardinal rowing program by meeting coaches, support staff and current student-athletes. Prospective rowers will be able to have questions about the program answered, hear from current members about the team and gain more information about the university. In addition to Junior Day festivities, an optional campus tour will take place on March 2. Prospective student-athletes can learn more about Junior Day by contacting Ritter at rowing@louisville.edu. Print Friendly Version “Junior Days at Louisville are the only chance someone outside our school has to meet all the incredible people who support our student-athletes daily,” said assistant coach Hannah Ritter. “Our team would not be able to achieve as much as they do, on and off the water, if it were not for our awesome support staff. We want to introduce all of them to any prospective student-athlete who might want to row for Louisville one day.”last_img read more

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has launched a hands

first_imgRussian broadcaster CTC Media has launched a hands-free cooking app as a tie-in to its female-skewing lifestyle channel Domashny.The iOS and Androids app was developed cross-media production firm Screenz, which is a joint venture between Israeli broadcaster Keshet and Tel Aviv-based ad firm The Box.The app is motion-activated, relying on a mobile phone’s built-in camera, and contains more than 400 recipes and instructional videos from the Domashny channel and website.“The Domashny channel is the first on the Russian market to offer viewers a whole range of lifestyle shows and we plan to broaden the range of genres available in the channel’s future development,” said Natalia Korotkova, head of the Domashny Channel.“New media is of particular interest to us currently and we are actively working on developing this area, focusing on innovative and useful apps for our audience.”last_img read more

Sony Pictures Television SPT has set a new manag

Sony Pictures Television SPT has set a new manag

first_imgSony Pictures Television (SPT) has set a new management team following the departures of Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg for Apple.Jeff FrostJeff Frost is rising from executive VP of business affairs to president of Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS), a new division that separates business from creative.Jason Clodfelter and Chris Parnell are also upped from their roles as EVP of drama development and programming to co-presidents of SPTS.They will take on creative oversight of the Culver City-based studio, reporting to Frost, who in turn reports to new Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra.This comes after Erlicht and Van Amburg surprised the TV industry by resigning their roles to become programming chiefs at tech giant Apple, which is pushing into original content.Collectively, the new Sony trio will lead what has been dubbed the ‘office of the president’.Within this Clodfelter and Parnell will oversee drama, comedy, reality, syndication, current programming, casting and talent, telemovies and miniseries, and TriStar Television.Wayne Garvie will remain in charge of SPT’s international productions as chief creative officer. He will now report to Vinciquerra, the former Fox channels chief who replaced Michael Lynton as SPE earlier this year.Sony’s television division, which is behind series such as The Shield, Preacher and Breaking Bad, has been a consistent performer for the studio, which is owned by Japan’s Sony Corp and has struggled in other areas such as film in recent years.“Over the last several weeks, I have been able to see first-hand the strong leadership qualities possessed by Jeff, Chris and Jason, the high energy and vitality of everyone in their groups and throughout SPT and the outstanding collaboration that exists between them all,” said Vinciquerra.“I am confident they will not only grow our robust television business, but also strengthen the integration between SPT and SPE’s other lines of business and with the other Sony Group companies.”Frost joined Sony in 2008 from ABC Studios, where he was senior VP of business affairs.Parnell joined SPT in 2003, while Clodfelter was hired in 2006. They have jointly developed series such as Breaking Bad, The Blacklist and Bloodline since then.“The landscape of our business continues to rapidly evolve, and SPT is in an ideal position to take advantage of industry shifts due to our diversity of programming and ability to air across a broad array of broadcast, cable and digital platforms,” said Frost.“We have had great success over the past ten years and I look forward to working with the team to capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead.”last_img read more